Beatify meaning

bē-ătə-fī
The definition of beatify is to cause great happiness.

An example of beatify is to give a loved one a meaningful gift.

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Beatify is defined as to have the Pope name a deceased person one of heaven's blessed, giving them the title “Blessed” along with a public honoring.

An example of beatify is Pope Benedict XVI giving Pope John Paul II the honor and title of being one of the “Blessed.”

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(roman catholic church) To proclaim (a deceased person) to be one of the blessed and thus worthy of public religious veneration in a particular region or religious congregation.
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To exalt; glorify.
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To make blissfully happy.
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(r.c.ch.) To declare (a deceased person), by public statement, to be in heaven and entitled to some public veneration.
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To make blissful.
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To pronounce or regard as happy, or supremely blessed, or as conferring happiness.
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(Roman Catholicism) To carry out the third of four steps in canonization, making someone a saint.
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Origin of beatify

  • French beatifier from Late Latin beātificāre Latin beātus happy beatific Latin -ficāre -fy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French béatifier, from Medieval Latin beātifico (“I bless”)

    From Wiktionary